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New polling confirms death penalty’s growing obsolescence

Posted By Rob Schofield On March 5, 2013 @ 8:46 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Public News Service reports this morning [1] on new polling that shows growing sentiments among North Carolinians to do away with the death penalty:

“North Carolina support ending the death penalty in the state, according to a poll [2] released this week. Of the 600 people polled, 68 percent said they would rather the state replace capital punishment with a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

According to Dustin Ingalls, assistant director of Public Policy Polling, the organization that conducted the poll, public opinion appears to be shifting.

“More and more, support for death penalty is decreasing, and that sort of falls in line with opposition on other social issues,” he said.

Support for abolishing the death penalty crosses party lines, according to the poll, with even a majority of conservative respondents in favor of ending capital punishment.”

Read the rest of the story and the poll results by clicking here [1].


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[1] reports this morning: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/31177-1

[2] poll: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/DeathPenaltyResults.pdf

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